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Valero (26003), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #92855
State Police #06-07713
Accident Date2006-12-27
Report Date 2007-01-04
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide0 h 50 mCoker unitNOYESNO2,280.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Other

Process safety valve associated with the wet gas compressor in the Coker Unit lifted and diverted gas to the refinery flare system Reason that process safety valve lifted is Under Investigation.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

SO2 released from flares and dispersed. Emissions were minimized by first isolating the PSV and then resealing it.